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C HAPTER 4 The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Foreign Direct Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region

  title={C HAPTER 4 The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Foreign Direct Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region},
  author={Shandre M. Thangavelu},
According to the World Investment Report, outward foreign direct investment (FDI) increased dramatically faster than exports over the past decade. Since the 1990s, this dramatic rise in FDI flows has also been accompanied by an increase in the number and intensity of regional trade agreements (RTAs), many of which include key provisions for FDI. Specifically, trade agreements may be seen as the formal means for integrating trade and investment flows. Given the context of proliferating trading… 

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